Why the A1C test trumps resting blood glucose numbers

Over the years, many diabetics including others potentially faced with insulin resistance living in a “pre-diabetic” state have been independently using home blood sugar testing methods to monitor daily blood glucose levels. These tests can generally include urine samples as well as simply pricking your finger. While these may be useful tools in managing your […]

Insulin Resistance

Does excessive weight gain cause insulin-resistance or does insulin-resistance cause excessive weight gain? It is well known that insulin resistance commonly coexists with obesity.  Dietary fat and high triglyceride counts have long been implicated as a driver of insulin resistance.  Many experts and health professionals strongly believe that being insensitive to insulin is still positively […]

Are you “Skinny Fat?”

Guys, are you maintaining your college-aged weight but are not feeling as firm or robust as you did in your early to mid 20’s?  You may feel confident and slim in your clothes but the mirror, your bathing suit and even your lady lets you know you’re skinny-fat.  The medical term for this is “MONW”, […]

Gluten – Don’t Believe the Hype!

A number of people erroneously believe that adopting a gluten-free can help them shed a number of unwanted pounds.  In reality, consuming gluten does not make you gain weight.  Similarly, gluten ingestion doesn’t necessarily make you gain weight.  People who gain weight are on the wrong side of the energy in/energy out equation.  Simply put, […]

The Truth About Water

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off.  Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true “magic potion” for permanent weight-loss. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.  Studies show that […]